Global warming. It’s a long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system. This phenomenon is correlated with the greenhouse effect which occurs when the sun’s warmth is trapped in earth’s lower atmosphere. This is predicted to have numerous effects on earth and the oceans as well as ice caps in the poles.
In my opinion, global warming is inevitable. Today’s the potential for it happening has increased and it keeps increasing. As one human in a world of 7.7 billion I see that not enough people are noticing the signs as well as the possible effects that it has on the planet.
Global warming will basically turn mother nature against us and I couldn’t blame her. Ice caps will melt and raise sea levels affecting the Eastern Seaboard. The increase in heat will also cause early snowmelt as well as droughts. The extreme weather conditions will cause a disturbance for animals in there natural habitats. There is potential for an increase in allergies, asthma, and infectious disease outbreaks due to increased growth in pollen-producing ragweed, pollution, pathogens and mosquitos. Said effects will continue and increase if we humans don’t pay attention to what we do to our planet.
Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, wrote about global warming in her news piece published on February 26, 2019, Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’:scientists. It says, “evidence for global warming reached the five sigma level by 2005 in two of three sets of satellite data widely used by researchers, and in 2016 in the third”. “sigma” is a statistical term that measures how much a process varies from perfection, based on the number of defects per million units. Keep in mind this research was conducted in earlier years. Doyle also says, “The last four years have been the hottest since records began in the 19th century”.
Global warming isn’t a hard concept to acknowledge so that means people are just ignoring it like it couldn’t happen any time soon. A mentality as such is selfish regarding the future inhabitants of this planet. That includes your future family...
Reporter: Makai Walker